Space for Silence & Wonder

I heard Jason Miller say it this weekend: sometimes in my private worship, I manage to fill the space.

I have the capacity to fill my own silence with noise. I bring the noise.

  • Sometimes I use my iTunes playlist and fill the space with music. It's good noise, but it's noise.
  • On some occasions I bring my own bias to Scripture. I look up verses that I know. That say what I think I need or want to read.
  • Other times I bring my list with me. My "Please God… will you please…?" list.

I'm quiet. I'm alone. I'm listening to Creator-focused music. I'm reading my Bible. I'm praying.

But it's not quite silence. I fill it with my own stuff.